Mobile Security – How can you tell your phone is infected?

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A good article documenting the need to review phone bills in detail each month: Mobile Security – How can you tell your phone is infected? http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/296919-how-to-tell-if-your-phone-is-infected QUOTE:  On a PC the signs are pretty obvious. Your computer slows to a near-screeching halt, your browser re-directs you to random websites, your friends are suddenly calling asking about […]

FlashBack – New variant attacks both Mac and Windows PCs using Java vulnerability

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Both Windows and Mac users are protected if they are up-to-date on security patches. http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/hacking/297184-new-multi-layer-malware-attack-uses-same-exploit-as-flashback QUOTE: A malware attack called Flashback infested well over a half-million Macs last week by exploiting a Java vulnerability. All Mac users have since updated to Apple’s recently-released Java update, thereby rendering all Flashback variants powerless. Right. In your dreams! […]

Apple Security – Flashback Removal Tool

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ISC highlights recent security update and the creation of a removal tool for the Flashback Trojan attacks circulating in-the-wild.  Apple Security – Flashback Removal Tool http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=12991 QUOTE:  Earlier in the week Apple released a Java update which included software to remove the Flashback Trojan from OS X Lion machines running Java.  The Flashback Trojan removal tool is […]

Oracle – Critical security advisory for April 2012

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DBAs and security teams should apply these patches promptly as numerous products were updated http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2012-366314.html QUOTE: Affected Products and Versions Patch Availability Oracle Database 11g Release 2, versions 11.2.0.2, 11.2.0.3 Database Oracle Database 11g Release 1, version 11.1.0.7 Database Oracle Database 10g Release 2, versions 10.2.0.3, 10.2.0.4, 10.2.0.5 Database Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3, […]

Sysinternals – April 2012 Product Releases

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This excellent set of Windows utilities was recently updated ISC: Sysinternals – April 2012 Product Releases http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=13006 http://blogs.technet.com/b/sysinternals/archive/2012/04/17/updates-notmyfault-procmon-v-3-01-testlimit-v-5-2-mark-s-webcasts-and-windows-internals-6th-edition-part-1.aspx QUOTE:    Among the release are updates to the following: • NotMyFault • Process Monitor v3.01 • TestLimit v5.2 • Webcasts from Mark R. • Windows Internals 6th Ed. Part 1

Word Press 3.3.2 security release

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The ISC documents an important security release: Word Press 3.3.2 security release http://isc.sans.edu/diary/WordPress+Release+Security+Update/13024 http://core.trac.wordpress.org/log/branches/3.3?rev=20552&stop_rev=20087 http://wordpress.org/news/2012/04/wordpress-3-3-2/ http://Pluploadwordpress.org/download/ QUOTE: WordPress released a security update (version 3.3.2) that fixes 3 external libraries (Plupload, SWFUpload and SWFObject) as well as privilege escalation and cross-site script (XSS) issues as well as 5 other bugs. Change log posted here. The advisory […]

Flashback.S – New variant of Mac Malware discovered

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As Apple works to resolve current issues with Flashbook, malware authors continue to innovate attacks. New ‘Flashback.S’ Variant Spotted in the Wild http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/296979-new-flashback-variant-spotted-in-the-wild QUOTE Intego reported on Monday afternoon that Flashback has already evolved into a new variant, exploiting the same Java vulnerability that earlier this month had infected more than half a million Macs.  […]

Facebook – Free Regal AMC Movie Tickets scam

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Facecrooks security shares a new scam to avoid: Facebook – Free Regal AMC Movie Tickets scam http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/get-4-free-regalamc-movie-tickets-limited-time-only-facebook-scam.html QUOTE: Get 4 Free Regal/AMC Movie Tickets (Limited Time Only) … We are giving away 4 Free Regal or AMC movie Tickets to all facebook users! IMPACT: By reading the Terms and Conditions of the ‘deal,’ you quickly […]


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